Frances Cornelia Park

11 February 1848–22 February 1916 (Age 68)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Frances Cornelia

When Frances Cornelia Park was born on 11 February 1848, in New Jersey, United States, her father, Mansfield J Park, was 30 and her mother, Nancy C Myers, was 29. She married Joseph D. Lanning on 13 January 1869, in Oakland, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Green Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States in 1850 and Oxford, Oakland, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. She died on 22 February 1916, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Avondale Cemetery, Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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Joseph D. Lanning
Frances Cornelia Park
Marriage: 13 January 1869
Nancy A Lanning

Spouse and Children

13 January 1869
Oakland, Michigan, United States


    Nancy A Lanning


Parents and Siblings

    Mansfield J Park


    Nancy C Myers




    Mary Elizabeth Park


    Hannah Ann Park


    Mansfield Park


    Caroline Ophilia Park



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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 6

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 13

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 18

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

A name with many origins, to which other, rarer names have been assimilated. The principal sources are:1. English and Scottish: from Middle English, Old French parc ‘park’; a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in a park or a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a park. In the Middle Ages a park was a large enclosed area where the landowner could hunt game. 2. English and Scottish: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Peter . Compare Parkin . 3. Swedish: ornamental name from park ‘park’. 4. Korean: variant of Pak .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Cornelia Frances Park in household of Mansfield J Park, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Cornelia F Parks in household of M J Parks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cornelia Lunning in household of Joseph Lunning, "United States Census, 1900"

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